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New secretary of state facility opens in Des Plaines

Robert Sperling of Des Plaines renews his drivers license Tuesday with Secretary of State employee Nahida Nasrin on the opening day of a new driver services facility in Des Plaines. Sperling said he lives only a mile away and didn’t have to wait in line at all.

Robert Sperling of Des Plaines renews his drivers license Tuesday with Secretary of State employee Nahida Nasrin on the opening day of a new driver services facility in Des Plaines. Sperling said he lives only a mile away and didn't have to wait in line at all.

 

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

The waiting room at the new secretary of state driver services facility in Des Plaines was virtually empty at one point Tuesday during the office’s soft opening.

The waiting room at the new secretary of state driver services facility in Des Plaines was virtually empty at one point Tuesday during the office's soft opening.

 

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Employees at the new secretary of state driver services facility in Des Plaines wait to help patrons on Tuesday during the office’s soft opening.

Employees at the new secretary of state driver services facility in Des Plaines wait to help patrons on Tuesday during the office's soft opening.

 

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A new secretary of state driver services facility opened Tuesday at the Oak Leaf Commons strip mall in Des Plaines.

A new secretary of state driver services facility opened Tuesday at the Oak Leaf Commons strip mall in Des Plaines.

 

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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By Daily Herald report

Tuesday marked the first day for a new secretary of state driver services facility in Des Plaines, offering a host of services including license renewals, road tests and new license plate stickers.

The office moved to the Oak Leaf Commons strip mall at 1468 Lee St., next to the Jewel-Osco, following the closure of its Niles location this spring.

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During the soft opening Tuesday, lines were rather short, though officials estimate the facility could eventually draw up to 550 visitors a day.

A formal ribbon cutting with Secretary of State Jesse White is expected later this month.

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